ECE 60420 - Radio Frequency Integrated CircuitsLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
Areas of Specialization(s):VLSI and Circuit Design
Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
Normally Offered: Fall - odd years
Graduate standing or consent of instructor
This course aims at analysis and design of CMOS integrated radio frequency (RF), microwave and mm-wave circuits. Various modules of a RF transceiver are discussed including, how noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, frequency synthesizers and power amplifiers. A term project on design on RF to mm-wave module is required.
- The Design of CMOS Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit, Thomas Lee, Cambridge Press, 2003, ISBN No. 0-521-83539-9.
Recommended Text(s): None.
|1||RF front-end architectures and modulation techniques|
|2||Active/passive devices and CMOS technology|
|3||Distributed elements, S-parameters and Smith Chart|
|4||Understanding noise in RF systems|
|5||Linearity of RF devices and circuits|
|6||Narrowband and wideband amplifier designs|
|7||Low Noise Amplifiers|
|8||Review and Midterm 1|
|10-11||RF Power amplifiers|
|12-13||Oscillators, frequency synthesizers and phase noise|
|14||Review and Midterm 2|
|16||Course summary and conclusions|